#1 What Election night tells us about the party directions, and the November election05-19-2010, 04:36 AM
The Kentucky primary has shown us one thing: The Tea Party has significant influence in the Republican party.
However, as I suspected, this is going to be their undoing this November.
The Republican party is shifting right, shifting to the part of the Tea Party, which contrary to what they would ever want to believe, is a minority party.
Overall, there was only one single race in which a Democrat was running against a Republican. It's the only race that can give us a preview of November, rather than simply showing us where each party is leaning.
In that race, in a CONSERVATIVE DISTRICT mind you....the Democrat won:
So in a conservative district they elected a Democrat over a Republican, and the direction of the Republican is the laughable, easily mockable Paul legacy...well.... this is going to be great...
#2 Go05-19-2010, 06:11 AM
Oh Yeah. We all know how much of a conservitive Murtha was. And the Dem won by a whopping 7 or 8% percent in an election held the same day as the democrat primary. Boy, what an ass whipping those republicans will get in November.
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05-19-2010, 09:52 AM
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apparently wennie didn't read the entire arcticle
Both candidates appealed to the district's conservative values, claiming to oppose abortion rights and gun control, as well as President Obama's health care plan. Burns pledged to push for the repeal of the new health care reforms.
05-19-2010, 09:59 AM
Yeah, the majority of Americans are against......
Simplified Tax System
Accountability in Government
Less Government Intrusion in our Lives.I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
05-19-2010, 10:18 AM
Let's just look at the ads:
The people have spoken. A few things too, if being pro-gun and not supporting abortion makes you a conservative then I am a conservative by your standards.
05-19-2010, 10:28 AM
Sweet and fluffy lord! Right because political ads are reality!!!111!!!!!11!!!!
You really are shallow and ignorant. If you had bothered to do a little research on the district you'd know that the dem base in the district are people who lost work when the steel industry collapsed in the 70s and they have been sitting on their asses ever since waiting for the government to fix their lives. Even still - those union hack democrats are very much against the social engineering of the current democrat leadership. HOWEVER - those idiots are dying off rather rapidly and the district is trending more and more right. Pretty much ALL of the growth in the district are in municipalities were conservatives are dominant.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
05-19-2010, 06:15 PM
- Democrats had a 2:1 advantage in registration in PA-12.
- The Democratic senate primary boosted turnout among Democrats statewide, which impacted turnout in this election in their favor
- Murtha's district has subsisted on federal largesse for so long that the economy there is entirely driven by government spending. In that district, the Democratic candidate, Murtha's former aide, argued that he would continue to keep them on the gravy train, and they bought it.
- Republicans were split due to a conflict between the candidate and the previous Republican candidate, a retired Army LTC who had moved to the district to run against Murtha following his attack on the Haditha Marines.
So, what this tells us that that in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2:1, where the economy is entirely dependent on the pork barrel spending that Murtha and his former aid specialized in securing, during a high profile primary that boosted Democratic turnout, the Republican candidate still scored a higher percentage of the vote than any other Republican candidate had ever done in that district. It wasn't exactly a perfect storm, more like a perfect drizzle, but by all means, keep believing that the New Jersey, Virginia and Massachussetts votes were a fluke, and the congressional race in PA is the trend. As you said, this is going to be great.--Odysseus
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